Tag Archives: Super Typhoon Megi 2010

Megi Destroys 500,000 Tonnes of Rice

MANILA – THIS month’s Typhoon Megi destroyed nearly half a million tonnes of rice in the Philippines, the world’s largest importer of the grain said on Thursday. The data is equivalent to 2.69 per cent of the country’s 2010 output

Search is on for Missing Tourists

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Rescuers rappelled down a cliff Monday trying to trace 21 Chinese tourists whose bus is believed to have tumbled off a narrow coastal road in Taiwan as a fierce typhoon lashed east Asia last week. Rescue officials

China Downgrades Typhoon Megi

BEIJING – Torrential rains drenched China’s southeastern coast Sunday as the government downgraded Typhoon Megi to a tropical depression and more than 300,000 evacuees waited to return to their battered homes. Megi hit China on Saturday, dumping up to 13

Megi Destroys Taiwan Temple

ILAN, Taiwan (AFP) – At least seven people died when a temple collapsed in Taiwan on Friday as torrential rains unleashed by Typhoon Megi triggered landslides that also left dozens missing and hundreds stranded. Megi, the strongest storm to hit

Super Typhoon Megi Pounds Taiwan

TAIPEI (AFP) – Torrential rains in Taiwan left 20 Chinese nationals unaccounted for Friday after their buses were trapped along a badly damaged highway, rescuers said. One Chinese tour guide and a Taiwanese driver were missing after their bus was

Hong Kong Shuts Down for Megi

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Ports and oil terminals in Hong Kong and southern China shut down operations on Thursday, forcing tankers to anchor offshore to ride out one of the biggest typhoons to threaten the South China coast in years.

Super Typhoon Heads for Hong Kong

Video Report: CNBC’s Emily Chan reports from Hong Kong on the approach of this season’s strongest typhoon: Megi.

China Braces for Super Typhoon

HONG KONG – Residents scrambled to stockpile food and authorities ordered ships to remain docked as southern China geared up Wednesday for a super typhoon after it killed 15 people and wiped out crops in the northern Philippines. Super Typhoon

Super Typhoon Megi Heads For China

MANILA (Reuters) – Typhoon Megi cleared the Philippines’ main island and headed toward China on Tuesday, and authorities said initial estimates showed around 105,000 tons of the region’s unmilled rice crop had been damaged. The agriculture department’s early assessment that

China / Vietnam don’t need Megi

Video Report: Even before typhoon Megi arrives, torrential rain and flooding have caused dozens of deaths in parts of China and Vietnam. Millions are affected and 140,000 people have been forced from their homes in China alone.